Moto GP: Marquez arrives at Jerez with broken arm but hoping to race

MotoGP champion Marc Marquez is hoping to race at Jerez this weekend despite breaking his arm four days ago and undergoing surgery on Tuesday (July 21).

Marquez arrived at the circuit on Thursday (July 23), where he told a TV crew he would see how things went in practice before committing to the race.

MotoGP said Marquez will undergo a medical at the circuit later on Thursday “with the hope of being passed fit by the MotoGP medical team so he can then participate in this weekend’s Gran Premio Red Bull de Andalucia.”

Marquez’s surgery in Barcelona involved fixing a titanium plate internally to his right humerus. The radial nerve was not affected, however, in a boost for the rider’s hopes of an early return.

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